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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, September 6, 2019 Volume 149, Number 1 bowdoinorient.com

After Expo closes, Brunswick welcomes 60 asylum seekers


and the Democratic Republic (Portland Expo)—the basket- development firm Brunswick the town created a task force Community Support Fund.
by Kate Lusignan of Congo to South and Central ball arena home to the Maine Landing Venture, offered three focused on welcoming its new The task force also recom-
Orient Staff
America and then journeyed Red Claws—as an emergency months of rent-free assistance neighbors and providing sup- mended that the town hire a
Over the summer, just three up to Texas’s southern border. shelter to house the asylees. for asylees at the Brunswick port for the asylees’ transition. cultural broker to serve as a
miles from campus, nearly 60 After filing their initial paper- But when the basketball season landing development. Per recommendation of the liaison between city officials
asylum seekers were welcomed work, families then traveled began on August 15, everyone Most of the 60 asylum seek- task force, the town of Bruns- and asylum seekers. In August,
to the Brunswick community. to Portland by bus. Many told was relocated to towns across ers in Brunswick are living wick established the Brunswick Nsiona Nguizani was hired full-
The group is just a fraction of the Press Herald that they had the state, including Brunswick.at these Brunswick Landing Community Support Fund to time by the town for at least six
the 450 asylees who have jour- heard that Portland would offer properties, but others are being subsidize housing and provide months. Nguizani is the Presi-
neyed from sub-Saharan Africa shelter and financial assistance WELCOME TO BRUNSWICK hosted by Brunswick residents basic necessities. The town’s Go- dent of the Angolan Commu-
to Maine since June. while asylum cases are being and some are staying in subsi- FundMe page has raised $5,505, nity of Maine and speaks En-
The Portland Press Herald processed. After hearing that more dized apartments. in addition to cash and check do- glish, French, Portuguese and
reported that many asylum City officials designated the housing was needed, Chris In response to the influx of nations. The Orient was unable
seekers traveled from Angola Portland Exposition Building Rhoades, owner of the property families arriving in Brunswick, to obtain the total amount in the Please see ASYLUM, page 5

Bowdoin trustee
visited Jeffrey
Epstein on his private
island, and in prison
the investment bank J.P. Mor-
by Alyce McFadden gan between 1981 and 2001.
Orient Staff
Senior Vice President for
James “Jes” Staley ’79 P ’11, a Communications and Public
member of the Board of Trust- Affairs Scott Hood affirmed the
ees and the CEO of Barlclays, College’s support for Staley but
visited sex offender and dis- did not speak to his connection
graced financier Jeffrey Epstein to Epstein.
at his private island in 2015, “Jes is a highly regarded
and during his incarceration in member of the Bowdoin com-
Palm Beach, Florida in 2008, munity. He has been a deeply
according to Bloomberg. engaged alumnus since his
Epstein was convicted of so- graduation in 1979 and has
liciting prostitution involving a served the College with distinc-
minor in 2008 and charged with tion for over a dozen years as
sex trafficking in July 2019. He a trustee, as a former chair of
was found dead in his Manhat- the investment committee, and
tan prison cell this August. as a champion for inclusion
Before joining Barclays, Sta- and diversity. He chaired the
ley was an executive at J.P. Mor- eighteen-member presidential
gan Chase & Co between 2001 search committee in 2014-15
and 2013. At the beginning of and is currently a member of
his tenure, Staley led the bank’s the trustees’ academic affairs
asset-management division and and investment committees. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
retained Epstein as a client un- Bowdoin has benefitted and HOME SWEET HOME: Contractors worked through the night to have Park Row Apartments ready for move-in day on September 1.
til 2013, despite Epstein’s felony continues to benefit greatly

Park Row opens for students, despite hiccups


conviction. According to re- from his dedication, energy,
porting by the New York Times and insights,” Hood wrote in an
published in early August, email to the Orient.
Epstein provided Staley with In 2008, an internal review at
valuable access to his network J.P. Morgan recommended that on September 1, just hours be- lando, senior vice president for statement alleging that Timber-
of wealthy businessmen and the bank drop Epstein as a client by Nina McKay fore students were set to move in. finance and administration and land Drywall, a subcontractor of
Orient Staff
financiers. due to the potential risk he rep- Construction of the Park Row treasurer of the College. Orlando Wright-Ryan, the construction
A member of the Bowdoin’s resented following his conviction The new Park Row Apart- Apartments proved slow-going also said that a widespread labor company hired by the College
Board of Directors since 2007, in the same year. This August, ments opened just in time for because the site, which was cho- shortage in Maine further slowed for the project, was misclassi-
Staley served as chair of the the Times reported that another students to return to campus for sen for its proximity to the center the construction process. fying workers and committing
search committee that hired J.P. Morgan executive acted on the fall semester. One of the four of campus, was too small to allow Additionally, partway through tax fraud. In its statement, BLA
current president Clayton Rose buildings received approval for for more than one foundation to construction, the Bowdoin La-
in 2014. Rose was employed by Please see TRUSTEE, page 4 occupancy from town officials be set at a time, said Matt Or- bor Alliance (BLA) released a Please see PARK ROW, page 4

College House members express BPD concerns We talked to Alana


by Kate Lusignan
Orient Staff
sion after College House stu-
dents met with BPD and Bow-
doin Security officers during
ties with alcohol, and you’re
supposed to be gearing events
towards first years, but you’re
interactions with BPD until
last April when the Event-
host (E-host) at a Helmreich
Morrison ’20 about
Since five students were
issued court summonses at
College House orientation.
Residents felt that the Col-
not supposed to be serving
[alcohol to] first years,” said
House party called the Office
of Safety and Security for a
Love Island and she
a Helmreich House party by
Brunswick Police Department
lege’s alcohol and event policy
does not align with the culture
Francesca Mauro ’22, Baxter
House co-chair. “We’re kind
wellness check of a student
and Security determined a told us everything.
SEE PAGE 7.
(BPD) last April, Bowdoin at Bowdoin. of supposed to figure things medical transport was nec-
students expressed concerns “There’s this gray area out for ourselves and avoid essary. As with all medical
about hosting parties. where the College is like, getting in trouble.”
Concern grew into confu- wink wink, you can have par- College Houses had few Please see BPD, page 4

N FREE FOOD FOR DAYS F HANG 10 A DON’T TOUCH S A NEW HOPE O SHADY BUSINESS
Bowdoin Dining is understaffed and Food Byrne ‘21 partners with BOC to create surf “Art Purposes” brings a wealth of B.J. Hammer seeks to break the mold for BLA speaks out against unfair labor
Truck Maineia returns. Page 3. program. Page 6. perspective to the BCMA. Page 8. Bowdoin footall. Page 9. practices. Page 11.
2 Friday, September 6, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT: 8/25–9/4
COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY STUDENT SPEAK:
Sunday, August 25
• A student reported the theft of a mini-refrigerator
Monday, September 2
• Concerned parents requested a wellness check on How long would YOU last on Love Island?
and a pair of boots from a rear porch at Pine Street their student. The student was OK.
Apartments. A suspect vehicle was identified on • An empty unregistered beer keg was found inside
camera and a campus security alert was sent. Boody-Johnson House.
Eliana Albright ’20
Monday, August 26 Tuesday, September 3
• A student living at an off-campus apartment on
Pleasant Street reported the theft of a gold Specialized
• A student reported the theft of her bicycle from the
west side of Coles Tower. A security officer recovered
"For however long Alana wants me to."
Hardrock bicycle. the bike and returned it to the student.
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxicated
Wednesday, August 28 student in Coles Tower.
• An ill student at Chamberlain Hall was provided an • An officer assisted an employee who was briefly stuck
escort to Mid Coast Hospital. in an elevator at Thorne Dining.
• An officer escorted a student with an ankle injury to
Saturday, August 31 Mid Coast Hospital.
• A series of fire alarms at 52 Harpswell was attributed Kieran Enzian ’22
to a faulty detector. Wednesday, September 4
• A security officer encountered a group of local intox-
icated minors on campus. The matter was referred to
• A student received an accidental arm laceration while
using a steak knife to cut open a package. An officer
"A day—I’m not crazy enough for it."
the Brunswick police and the parents were notified. escorted the student to Mid Coast Hospital.
One minor was treated for a bloody nose from a fall. • Two students stole a pair of “Road Work Ahead”
• A student reported two bags missing from an Orien- construction signs near campus.
tation trip. Security officers assisted the student and • A fire alarm at Park Row Apartment 2 was caused by
both bags were located. a sprinkler system malfunction.
• A student fell from a bicycle near Park Row Apart-
Sunday, September 1 ment 4. A security officer provided first-aid for face
• A student was transported to Mid Coast Hospital and foot injuries and then escorted the student to the Brittney McKinley ’21
after being struck in the face with a field hockey stick campus health center.
during a scrimmage. • A smoke alarm at West Hall was activated by a
student’s use of aerosol spray.
"Not too long at all. I’m too soft."

Matt Perez ’23


"A month."
SHONA ORT
IZ

New sh!t on the block


CAPTIONS BY ROITHER GONZALES, JARET SKONIECZNY AND IAN STEWART; PHOTOS BY ANN BASU Lily Johnston ’20
"Forever ... but what’s Love Island? "

COMPILED BY ROITHER GONZALES

NEW PAINT, WHO DIS?: Boody-Johnson House was repainted MODERN ART: According to the College, it’s a Polar Bear. I
to look a thousand years old. It now screams rustic “charm.” guess I just don’t understand art anymore.

FRESH FROM CONCENTRATE:


Straight from the Starship Enterprise,
this juice machine looks flashy, but the
juices themselves leave something to
be desired.

I would rather have faster water


dispensers.

Or maybe higher wages for dining


employees.

BETWEEN TWO FERNS: These lush planters outside of Sargent Gym bring serious Rainforest
Cafe vibes to our small corner of Brunswick, Maine. Deeply inhale the tropical aroma of these
green beauties or just lounge nearby and watch them grow. Welcome to the jungle!

BABY ON BOARD: The dining halls got new bowls; now I know where to put my chipotle mayo.
Friday, September 6, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF The Rachel Lord Center for Religious and


COMPILED BY NINA MCKAY AND STEVEN XU

IT DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTS
ACCESSIBLE TECHHUB
Spiritual Life unveiled after donation
This fall, Information Technology (IT) has introduced a second by Cole van Miltenburg
Orient Staff
student-run help desk called TechHub. This help desk is intended
to serve as a resource for those in need of assistance with common The beginning of this school
technology issues such as connecting to Wi-Fi, installing PolarPrint year will mark a transition for
drivers, account access and two-step authentication with Duo Securi- religious life at Bowdoin. In
ty. Located near the offices of Academic Technology and Consulting July, Macauley Lord ’77 final-
on the first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library (H-L), TechHub is ized a $1 million donation to
IT’s attempt to provide more accessible technical support. the Center for Religious and
“We want to have a more centralized location available,” wrote Brad Spiritual Life, renaming it to
Flood, an IT support specialist, in an email to the Orient. honor his late mother, Rachel
Under the previous system, the student-run help desk only serviced Lord.
students, while IT staff supported the College’s faculty and staff from Lord’s experience as a Bow-
its offices in the basement of Coles Tower. doin student played a signif-
With the new service model, TechHub workers will provide sup- icant role in his decision to
port for students, staff and faculty alike. However, staff at the H-L and donate to the Center. He re-
Coles Tower locations will be in communication, and more complex called an absence of religious
issues that cannot be solved at TechHub will be sent to IT staff in Coles resources at Bowdoin while
Tower. he explored his spirituality as
The addition of TechHub coincides with several other changes in- a student, as well as a campus SAM HONEGGER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
troduced by IT. Now, color printing will be deducted from each stu- culture that created hardships IN THE NAME OF THE LORD: With Lord’s donation, Pazos became director of religious and spiritual life on a full-time basis.
dent’s $60 PolarPrint allowance as opposed to their OneCard balance. for groups such as Jewish stu- much holiness you find in a “One of the biggest things campus.
In addition, IT implemented a new Single Sign-On experience using dents. jail,” Lord remarked. that the endowment does for us On a larger scale, he hopes
Okta, which will increase security and create a single webpage for all “Bowdoin had no chaplain Lord was ultimately motivated is it gives us a full-time director to expand opportunities for
of Bowdoin’s web-based applications. then and students were left to to reach out to Bowdoin after the of religious and spiritual life, students by instituting partially
TechHub is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 find a church or synagogue on passing of his mother, a woman which is fantastic. That comes or fully-funded service trips.
p.m.. their own,” Lord wrote in an he described as “unfailingly kind with me having more opportu- “We would love to focus
email to the Orient. and warm to everyone she met.” nity to work on programs and some time or some resources
After establishing himself As she persevered through pro- plan programs and that kind of to helping students under-
as a fly-fishing instructor and found mental illness, Lord drew stuff throughout the summer,” stand conflict resolution and
author, Lord began training to inspiration from his mother’s Pazos explained. dialogue, specifically across
become a volunteer hospital spiritual strength. Pazos was able to expand religious divisions and divides
chaplain. He later entered the Lord worked alongside Di- the Multifaith Fellows program nationally and internationally,”
Bangor Theological Seminary. rector of Religious and Spiritu- from four to five students this Pazos said.
Today, Lord works with the al Life Eduardo Pazos, former year and guarantee its contin- Lord is certain his mother
inmate population at the Cum- Dean for Student Affairs, Tim ued existence. He also aims to would embrace the new spiritu-
berland County Jail in Portland. Foster, and the Development increase the Center’s outreach al endeavors of the Center.
“Visiting as a volunteer with Office to implement the endow- and eventually hire part-time “She would want to meet
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT inmates of many faiths and ment. His donation enabled Pa- advisors for Muslim students every student who comes into
HUB HELP: Students seek help at the new TechHub located in H-L Library. cultures is an enormous privi- zos to take on a full-time role at and members of other under- the space that is now named for
lege. You’d be surprised by how Bowdoin. represented religious groups on her,” he said.

DETAILS REVEALED REGARDING


HARPSWELL RECONSTRUCTION
With one construction project complete, the College is moving for-
In absence of SuperSnack, Food Truck Maineia
ward with its plan to revamp housing for upper class students. Con-
struction began in May on the new Harpswell Apartments, which will
house 132 students in three buildings of four-, six- and eight- person
returns for second year—now with double the food
apartments, and virtual renderings of the apartments are now avail- for students. and suggested that more trucks about the possibility of opening
able online. The buildings are expected to be ready for occupation in by Andrew Bastone Fraga said the success of last might lead to shorter waits. Super Snack for the first weekend,
Orient Staff
the fall of 2020. year’s event served as motivation While SuperSnack will be he expressed his support for the
Each apartment will have only single bedrooms with full-sized With SuperSnack closed for the to expand. unavailable Friday and Saturday, alternative that the food trucks
beds, a well as a kitchen, bathroom and common room. Each building first weekend of the semester, stu- “We thought, ‘why not bring it Interim Director of Dining Ken provide.
will also feature a two-story common area, and the first floor will have dents will—for the second year— back, but let’s be bigger and bet- Cardone expects it to return next “We’re fortunate that we have
a gathering space and a study area. The second floor will have a closed- be able to tuck into free snacks ter this year,’” Fraga said. weekend once student workers re- food trucks available. They fill the
in study space and laundry facilities. at Food Truck Maineia, which The food offered will largely turn to normal work shifts. void until we can get staffed,” Car-
“The idea is that there will be fewer events within the apartments. opened last night and continues be Maine-themed. Cardone anticipates that at done said.
They’ll be in the common space,” said Lisa Rendall, director of resi- tonight on Dudley Coe Quad. “[The event] will also give stu- least 70 more students will fill When asked about Food Truck
dential and housing operations. “And then the way the buildings are The event has doubled in size dents an opportunity to try food the necessary positions to op- Maineia returning next year, Fraga
situated on the property will almost be creating a mini-quad in the since last year, with three trucks from Maine that they might not erate the dining halls at normal expressed her support.
middle, which we’re excited about.” last night and an additional three have access to otherwise,” Fraga capacity. “This year with Nate [Hintze,
With many of these features, the College is attempting to attract at 10 p.m. today. noted. “Before we can bring students director of student activities] de-
students considering living off campus. A working group of students, All three trucks from last year’s On Thursday night, Jayna Ro- on board and put them on the ciding to make it a bigger event, if
faculty and staff convened in 2017 after a record number of students event returned for a second term. botham ’23 said that she enjoyed schedule, we need to provide it turns out well, it’ll continue being
lived off campus to identify priorities for new on-campus housing. PB&ME, Portland Pie Company the food on offer from PB&ME. training, so you need that win- a really big event,” said Fraga.
Single bedrooms and large common areas to host events and parties and the Yum Bus catered last night, “They have a really good pea- dow between arrival and the first Fraga said the money for the
were among those priorities. and Pinky D’s Poutine is featuring nut butter and jelly. It was a good SuperSnack to get training done,” trucks would come out of the Stu-
As new residential options become available, Pine Street Apart- tonight. peanut butter and jelly ratio, a Cardone said. He also noted that dent Activities budget, but Hintze
ments and Stowe Inn are slated to be closed, although there is no Miriam Fraga ’18, assistant little bit more jelly than peanut many returning student employees declined to comment on the total
definite timeline for their closure. The College also anticipates further director of student activities and butter, like 60-40,” Robotham wait a few weeks to settle into class- cost.
lowering the number of students allowed to live off campus, from the the event’s organizer, declined to explained. es before scheduling their shifts. An employee at Portland Pie
current cap of 150, to 125. disclose the trucks coming to- Alex Tesson ’23 noted that the While Cardone explained that estimated the cost of the pizza de-
night, citing the surprise factor lines for all three trucks were long, Student Activities contacted him livered last night at $1,700.

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


HOP IN LINE: (LEFT) Students socialize while waiting for pizza, deep-fried cookies and tacos in Dudley Coe Quad on night one of Food Truck Maineia. (RIGHT) Sulwan Ahmed ’22, Lynn Nguyen ’22 and Nasteho Youssouf ’22 survey the food.
4 NEWS Friday, September 6, 2019

TRUSTEE
Geoffrey Canada Scholars program CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Staley’s behalf in insisting on

adapts in its second summer


maintaining Epstein’s accounts
with the bank.
In a statement to Bloomberg,
a spokesperson for Barclays,
ars program, which is designed the academic year,” Perez said. staff, and fellow students. Stephen Doherty, said that Sta-
by Lucie Nolden to ease the transition to college “We were looking for ways to The scholars were supported ley “never engaged or paid fees
Orient Staff
for low-income students of maybe balance out the experi- by four upperclassmen men- to Mr. Epstein to advise him,
While most of the Class of color and first-generation stu- ence a little bit better.” tors, whose goal was to provide or to provide professional ser-
2023 has spent the past week dents; began its second year at The changes also reduced a peer outlet for the students’ vices, either in his various roles
figuring out where the Roux Bowdoin this summer and un- the class load from three to two queries about life at Bowdoin. at J.P. Morgan, or personally.”
Center for the Environment derwent minor changes since courses: with students taking They also had the opportunity According to previous re-
is and how to avoid getting its inaugural year. Jessica Perez, Quantitative Reasoning, Envi- to learn from older students porting by the Orient, Staley COURTESY OF BOWDOIN COMMUNICATIONS
caught in the 6 p.m. rush at the director of the THRIVE ronmental Health and Writing and mentors. “It’s nice to know was reprimanded in 2017 for TRUSTEE TROUBLE: Trustee
Thorne Dining Hall, one cohort initiative, explained that some and Rhetoric. The latter was that there’s an upperclassman violating laws that protect Jes Staley ’79 ’P11 visited disgraced
of 18 students already knew of the summer programming taught by Meredith McCarroll, that has been in your shoes,” whistle-blowers. At the time, financier Jeffery Epstein on his
their way around campus. This had been modified slightly the director of writing and says Alex Ontogtokh ’21, who Hood affirmed the College’s island in 2015 and in jail in 2008.
year’s Geoffrey Canada Schol- following feedback from stu- rhetoric and director of the served as a mentor to the schol- support for Staley. “was accurate then and is today.”
ars arrived at Bowdoin in July dents, most significantly in its first-year seminar program, ars. “Jes is a wonderful and ded- Staley is in the midst of his
and have been living in Baxter reduction from six weeks to five and a rotating cast of secondary “We want to see them find icated alumnus and very active third five-year term on the
House, taking classes and get- weeks of summer classes. professors, including President their own communities in and valuable trustee, and we are Board of Trustees and will be
ting to know the Brunswick “One of the things that we Clayton Rose. Perez explained terms of clubs and organiza- fortunate that he is part of the up for re-election in the spring
area—five weeks before the heard back from students was that the students had the tions,” Ontogtokh added. “The Bowdoin community,” he wrote. of 2022.
start of Orientation trips. that they were pretty tired by chance to work and build per- biggest reward for me is seeing This week, Hood wrote that Staley could not be reached
The Geoffrey Canada Schol- the time they actually started sonal relationships with faculty, them grow.” the College’s 2017 statement for comment.

PARK ROW Rendall noticed the incor-


rect installation of doors with
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
windows to the hallway, giving
called on the College to verify view into apartments, and she
the labor practices of its subcon- purchased curtains and rods
tractors. Scott Hood, senior vice to cover the windows until
president for communications the correct style of door can
and public affairs, confirmed be installed. “They’re locked,
that the College was aware of they’re safe, they have curtains
BLA’s claims and was looking up, they have privacy and the
into them. doors will be replaced,” said
The project came in at only Rendall.
75 percent of the cost of simi- Rendall also said that shower
lar projects at peer institutions thresholds were not installed in
in recent years, according to the bathrooms of apartments
Orlando, who said that the in two of the buildings, causing
College’s choice to use a wood- students to flood the bathroom
frame structure and forgo ex- while using the shower. Rendall
tra amenities such as fitness explained that the parts had
rooms and elaborate outdoor arrived on campus and would
landscaping helped keep costs be installed on Thursday and
down. Friday.
“The finishes we selected The College did not have
were very reasonable,” Orlando interim housing available for
said. “We wanted them to be Park Row residents who arrived
timeless. It was very important on campus before September 1,
that they withstand the test of but all students had access to
time and have the durability storage facilities and had been
that we always look for, but we notified that they would not
were not going for anything … be allowed to move in prior to
high-end.” September 1 when they select- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

Lisa Rendall, director of ed Park Row Apartments in the GOING DOWN: One of the Park Row Apartments features a large basement space for hosting campus gatherings where students can register events with ResLife.
residential life and housing op- lottery, said Rendall. were not returning to campus has always been really positive,” buildings had not been com- happy. It was really fun at 12:01
erations, reported a number of Park Row resident Mishal until September 1. Kazmi wrote in an email to the pleted by noon on September [on move-in day] to have peo-
lingering issues with the apart- Kazmi ’21 said that she was However, she said that the Orient. “I was communicating 1, ResLife would have found ple try their card and get in and
ments even after they opened. able to stay on a friend’s couch move-in date was well-reported with Lisa Rendall throughout housing for students in a vari- run into their apartment and be
Doors with windows where in Reed House between August by the Office of Residential Life … and she was always very ety of on- and off-campus loca- yelling with joy,” said Rendall.
there shouldn’t be and flooding 18 and September 1, but that (ResLife) both in person and helpful and open about the en- tions. In the end, she was glad “It was really gratifying to see
showers were among the main it was difficult to plan housing over email. tire experience.” the office didn’t have to. how excited they were about
complaints. given that most of her friends “My experience with ResLife Rendall explained that if the “I think people were really the space.”

BPD alcohol by a minor.


Mike Ranen, associate dean
met with a ResLife staff mem-
ber, a BPD officer and two
any promises that they won’t
[arrive to events, but] we can
“You’re having registered
alcohol where underage peo-
stand the role of the E- and
A-hosts at registered events
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
of student affairs and direc- Bowdoin Security officers to teach ways to manage the ple are all living,” Mauro said. like that the E-host is not fur-
transports, BPD arrived at tor of residential life said the discuss the alcohol policy and event to lower that risk.” Despite insecurity among nishing alcohol to minors.
Helmreich with the ambu- College’s policy regarding proactive measures the houses Students felt that the ses- College House residents, stu- “My understanding was
lance, where the Alcohol Host parties has not changed since can take to reduce the likeli- sion clarified ways to handle dents believe that Bowdoin [and] is that the BPD wants to
(A-host), E-host and three last year. All on-campus par- hood of interacting with BPD situations such as noise com- Security has their health and have a meeting to get officers
students were questioned. ties must be registered with during registered events. plaints made by the houses’ safety in mind. Kate Walsh on the same page,” said Walsh.
After questioning, the Security and have an E-host. “We still give training neighbors, but did not address ’22, co-chair of Helmreich Although talks are in the
E-host received a criminal If there is alcohol at an event, about how we feel students concerns regarding underage House, said that the informa- works, the College reiterated it
charge for furnishing a loca- students are required to pro- can best manage events—if drinking or questions regard- tional session made her feel cannot make promises regard-
tion for minors to consume vide an A-host who is over 21 they choose to have alcohol, ing the College’s policy. more secure. ing liability or consequences
alcohol. The A-host received and who may only serve alco- if they choose not to have al- “The conversation [about “I think the real emphasis of underage drinking in the
a criminal charge as well for hol to students 21 and older. cohol—and how they can best alcohol] just felt so removed was placed on, as it should be, College Houses. Walsh said
furnishing alcohol to minors Mauro said her house is utilize Security as a proactive from our experience as stu- the safety of people who are that Security also explained
dents,” said Micah Wilson utilizing our space and what that the repercussions are at
’22, a resident of Reed House. our role should be in ensuring the discretion of the officer on
We’re kind of supposed to figure things out “The culture right now, as it
stands, is that underage peo-
the safety of students visiting
our space and making sure
the scene and that discretion
varies, from one officer giving
for ourselves and avoid getting in trouble. ple are drinking. You have to that we trust Security first,” a warning to another issuing a
at least acknowledge that that Walsh said. “We know that we court summons for the same
–Francesca Mauro ’22, Baxter House co-chair is what the culture is for us to can trust Security to come and infraction.
be able to have this conversa- assess the situation first, and “I understand that Bowdo-
tion.” [decide if ] BPD needs to be in Security is in a bind right
even though the transported navigating the policy in order resource and ways to manage Students, such as Mauro, involved.” now. But, I need you [to]
student did not consume al- to avoid conflict with BPD. the event which would miti- believe that the College is Walsh said she felt more understand that the position
cohol at the house. The three During the annual informa- gate the chances of Brunswick aware that underage students secure after learning that BPD you’re asking us [to be in] as
additional students received tional session during College police arriving to the event,” are consuming alcohol at Col- was making efforts to speak E- and A- hosts also [puts us]
civil charges for possession of House orientation, residents Ranen said. “We can’t make lege Houses. with Security to better under- in a bind,” Wilson said.
Friday, September 6, 2019 NEWS 5

Kigali to Brunswick: new Mainers join community


But just before July 4, Kag-
by Eliana Miller ame, his wife Solange and his
Orient Staff
15-month-old son Anael moved
While seniors on campus up- to Brunswick. They are living in
date their LinkedIn profiles and an apartment complex owned by
rush to the Career Exploration and Katahdin Property Management,
Development office, Jean Claude a company founded by Bowdoin’s
Kagame has crossed borders and Assistant Director of Annual Giv-
oceans in search of work. He ing Dave Holman and his business
moved from Kigali, Rwanda to partner Brian Sprague.
Brunswick, Maine in late June. “I was very concerned by the
“There’s a big issue of unem- amount of people coming into
ployment in Rwanda. I went to the Portland Expo and the need
college, but it took me three years that they had for housing, and I
to find a job, and it wasn’t in my had housing,” said Holman. “I was
field,” Kagame said. “There are positioned to meet that need, and
more opportunities in Maine.” the only challenge is that [these
The labor shortage in Maine properties] have to be run sus-
has proved beneficial for Kagame, tainably as a business, so I can’t be
who now has three jobs, including a homeless shelter and give things
working in the dish room in Moul- away for free.”
ton Union. He likes his coworkers After reading about the influx
and appreciates their help in devel- of asylum seekers and migrants,
oping his English skills. Holman contacted Portland city
“As long as it pays me I like it, officials and asked how he could
but I need to improve. I can’t spend help.
my whole life washing dishes,” “I said, ‘Hey if there’s any way
Kagame said. “I don’t know what I that we could somehow work out ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
want to do yet.” the payment of rent by someone, MOVING TO MAINE: Jean Claude Kagame washes dishes in Moulton Union. He left Kigali, Rwanda, where employment opportunities are slim.
Kagame is one of over 450 Af- sometime, somehow, I’d be happy
rican immigrants who moved to to work with you to place some of “We’ll be losing $1,000 to $2,000 field, so it’s helpful to be a little way that we can take that action— priority for the College—recruit-
Maine this summer. So far, 60 indi- these families in more permanent a year, but it’s worth it. It’s the right more hands on,” said Holman. by being a welcoming community, ing and hiring a diverse workforce
viduals have settled in Brunswick. housing,’” Holman explained. thing to do,” he said. “We’re start- Holman and Assistant Profes- by being generous with our time is important.”
Most are asylum seekers from An- In less than a week, two Rwan- ing them out low, but they’re doing sor of Education Alison Miller cre- and with what we have.” He added that the three indi-
gola and the Democratic Republic dan families moved into Holman’s really well, and they’re getting jobs ated a website for neighbors and Because he brought only a cou- viduals who have started working
of Congo. Some, like Kagame and property. They have been happily and going out to work. I think as friends to donate a variety of items ple of suitcases to the U.S., the walls for the College “are doing fantas-
his family, were fortunate enough living in town since, and just this the years go on, maybe we can that these families needed. Bow- of Kagame’s apartment are almost tic. The training’s going well and
to obtain a green card. week, a third Rwandan family come closer to the sort of fair mar- doin faculty and other community completely bare. A few photos of they’re already talking about po-
Many of these individuals chose joined them. The city of Portland ket price.” members contributed furniture relatives back home are taped on tentially picking up more hours.”
Maine because they heard that paid for their first month’s rent, “Our landlord, he’s a very for the unfurnished apartments, the walls above a set of faux-wood Kagame is saving up to buy a
there was already a small commu- and they are now paying most of good man,” Kagame said of Walmart and Hannaford gift drawers—the same Target furnish- car. He’s worried about his first
nity of African immigrants, specif- their rent with their wage earnings Holman, who has become a cards, diapers and more. ings that some Bowdoin students winter in Maine and wants a car so
ically in Portland. buy for their dorm rooms. that “the baby won’t have to stay in
“We came here because a friend My sense is that there are a lot of us who are horrified by what is The families are grateful for the the house a lot.”
of a friend said he could host us for donations and the support, and are After settling in and finding a
a bit,” Kagame said. “Unfortunate-
going on at our borders, and a lot of us have been wanting so badly beginning to feel more settled in well-paying, full-time job, Kagame
ly, he had too many guests and he to do something… This is a small way that we can take that action— town. hopes to “give back to everyone
couldn’t accommodate us.” by being a welcoming community, by being generous with our time “We are happy to be here. We that has helped [him].”
Instead, Kagame and his family appreciate the Brunswick commu- “There’s definitely huge poten-
stayed with over 200 other people,
and with what we have. nity and they are really nice. We tial for these families to contribute
mostly immigrants, in the Port- –Alison Miller, assistant professor of education say hello to everybody and they to the Brunswick community,”
land Exposition Building (Port- say hello, too,” Kagame said. said Holman. “Of the first four
land Expo), the Maine Red Claws’ and some help from Brunswick’s friend as well as a landlord to “There’s a lot of young families Kagame and the other Rwan- adults that came [in July], three of
basketball arena that served as an General Assistance Program, an these families. He helped them at Bowdoin in particular, and so I dan migrants are not the first new them have bachelor’s degrees and
overflow shelter. He said that the initiative that purchases basic ne- move in, get jobs and connect knew that those were resources we Mainers to join the Bowdoin com- one has a master’s degree. They all
Portland Expo was crowded and cessities for individuals who are with other Brunswick resi- had and could share,” said Miller. munity and work for the College. know more languages than most of
there was no privacy. He also spent without means to pay for such dents. “My sense is that there are a lot Brian Robinson, assistant di- us. And they’re just genuinely nice
time in one of Portland’s homeless services. “Most Americans start at of us who are horrified by what is rector of employment and staff- people who want to make better
shelters, Preble Street, where show- Holman admits that their cur- home plate, but they’re not going on at our borders, and a lot ing, said that “under five percent lives for their families. They have a
ers are scheduled and curfew is at rent rent “is on the lower end of the even in the baseball field yet. of us have been wanting so badly of Bowdoin faculty and staff are really rich cultural background to
8:30 p.m.. market.” They’re just coming into the to do something … This is a small non-US citizens … It’s certainly a bring to the community.”

ASYLUM these new Mainers.


“Early in this crisis, the Col-
help and to facilitate language
and other services moving for-
met with many people involved
with the immigrant communi-
glish tutors for speakers of oth-
er languages—will work with
One such student, Mohamed
Kilani ’21, worked with families
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
lege reached out to Portland ward.” ty, including Nguizani. Brunswick’s newest students. at Immigrant Legal Advocacy
Lingala. city officials to see if we could In an email to the Orient, “We look forward to work- The McKeen Center is working Project, a non-profit that seeks
Nguizani has worked closely assist with temporary housing Senior Vice President for ing with [Nguizani] as things to coordinate other volunteer to provide legal aid to immi-
with the Brunswick School De- on campus or with other ser- Communications and Public unfold and anticipate Bowdoin opportunities as well. grants in Maine. Kilani immi-
partment to help families with vices,” President Clayton Rose Affairs Scott Hood elaborated. students being able to volunteer “We may also provide addi- grated from Jordan to Maine
young children adjust to the wrote in an email to students The College could only offer both in ongoing ways and with tional language services to the ten years ago and hopes stu-
transition. and staff this week. “While they housing until early August, but one-time needs such as drives schools to help with interpret- dents will welcome the families
ultimately declined our offer, Portland officials were looking for winter clothing,” Seames ing or translation for parents, through small gestures.
COLLEGE INVOLVEMENT the McKeen Center continues for long-term housing. wrote. where appropriate,” Seames “There are little things people
to stay connected—particularly Sarah Seames, director of the Seames also noted that al- wrote. do to make you feel like a human
Throughout the summer, with regard to the asylum seek- McKeen Center for the Com- ready established student vol- This summer, students being,” he said. “You can do little
representatives from the Col- ers now living in Brunswick— mon Good, wrote in an email to unteer groups such as Bowdoin worked with asylum seekers things. If you are walking on cam-
lege, Portland and Brunswick and has plans to bring together the Orient that representatives Bear PALS—a group of Bow- through various internships in pus waving, smiling—things like
met to discuss how to help those at the College willing to from the McKeen Center have doin students who work as En- the Portland area. that really change everything.”

COURTESY OF JULIE PIKE


WELCOME TO PORTLAND: Over 400 asylum seekers arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Rwanda were housed in the Portland Exposition Building this summer. Children played soccer and practiced their English with volunteers.
6 Friday, September 6, 2019

FBOC-backed surfing program to launch this fall


FEATURES

COURTESY OF ROWAN BYRNE


SURF’S UP: George Walker ’21 practices a safety protocol during the
leadership training by dragging Annecy Shiffer ‘21, playing a surfer unable
to paddle.
of how we want to get people tional structure going so that do with whitewater or other and clarifying what can be un- Schiffer encouraged new
by Emily Staten to go surfing.” everything can fall into place.” things,” Schiffer said. “He got clear lingo. surfers to make the most of
Orient Staff
Byrne’s main goal is to broad- Twenty-three students were on top of organizing [the train- “Water safety is a huge these resources and to tackle a
For Rowan Byrne ’21, the en interest in the sport by giving trained as surf instructors ing] and making it so that there thing, but part of what I loved new experience.
first days of September mark non-surfers the skills and gear through a BOC-run-certifica- are instructors who are quali- about [the training] was that “I think it’s just such a cool
not only the start of a new necessary to hit the waves. tion program. Byrne’s goal is fied to [lead surfing trips], but Rowan also went over general way to experience Maine and
school year, but also the launch “We want to introduce the to set up a morning trip from 6 also just giving people in gener- surfing knowledge and how Bowdoin, and it’s made my
of a surf program he has been sport to everybody on cam- a.m. to 9 a.m. and an afternoon al a community that’s excited to to maintain a wetsuit [and] a experience here so much cool-
organizing since arriving at pus so they can experience it,” trip from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on talk about this stuff.” board,” Schiffer said. er,” Schiffer said. “We’ll be out
Bowdoin two years ago. Byrne said. “If they want to Monday through Thursday for Schiffer was not an experi- In addition to spreading there at sunrise and sunset,
A passionate surfer, Byrne go further once the water gets the next four weeks. enced surfer when she came to surfing knowledge, Byrne and it’s just so beautiful.”
wanted to make the sport more colder after September, they “Every week we’re trying to Bowdoin, but when she tried the hopes that the resources and Byrne also assured poten-
accessible to a larger portion of can try to pursue it.” fill 10 trips—with mornings sport while visiting a friend in organizational structure of- tial surfers that the sport is
campus. When his first attempts Despite its benefits, the and afternoons on weekdays Hawaii, she knew it was some- fered by the BOC will break not nearly as intimidating as it
to create a surf club unaffiliated success of the new partnership and bigger trips on the week- thing she wanted to explore. down some of the financial may appear.
with an existing group failed, with the BOC brings its own end,” Byrne said. “It can definitely be intimi- barriers surrounding surfing. “Surfing doesn’t have to
Byrne turned to the Bowdoin set of logistical problems. Annecy Schiffer ’21 partici- dating,” Schiffer said. “Similar “It’s a global sport, but it’s be some big, grandiose, dan-
Outing Club (BOC). “It’s a thrilling ride because pated in the instructor training to skiing, I think surfing is a still limited to those who can gerous sport,” Byrne said. “It
“We moved to doing it we’ve been trying to make it program and thinks the surf sport that has a lot of lingo be- afford the equipment, which can just be you and a couple
through the BOC, and that’s happen for two years, and now, program will help fill a gap in hind it and a lot of talk about is why working with the BOC friends having fun [in] small
actually worked out a lot bet- just [to] see it explode really BOC programming. gear and technical terms.” has been so helpful,” Byrne waves at the beach where you
ter,” Byrne said. “They have quickly has been challenging, ” “Rowan wanted to get a However, Schiffer said said. “They bought 12 boards can still stand on the sand un-
resources that are really useful, Byrne explained. “We’re trying bunch of instructors for the the training program was a for us and they have tons of der your feet and feel safe and
mainly transportation, and to get people into leadership Outing Club certified to do it productive first step towards wet suits, so taking advantage comfortable.”
their format for sending out positions so that we can real- because they didn’t really have spreading surfing knowledge of those resources [helps with] Trips will be open to BOC
trips is conducive to the style ly get a formulated organiza- a program in place like they to less experienced students accessibility.” members starting next week.

Carolyn Brady ’19 named first African American Miss Maine


endeavor, though never part of Despite the reform, the touring the state and working
by Ian Ward Brady’s plan, has proven bene- show has struggled to hold with local philanthropic orga-
Orient Staff
ficial in numerous ways. viewers, and the live telecast nizations including Catholic
Unlike most seniors, Car- “It worked out so well, since of last year’s competition on Charities Maine and Gateway
olyn Brady ’19 had the op- I was never really expecting ABC drew a record-low of 4.3 Community Services. Her pri-
portunity to walk across two to continue with pageantry,” million viewers—a 23 percent mary service project, which
stages this summer: the first, Brady said. “I was sort of doing decrease from 2017 and the she is calling “Immigration
in May, to collect her Bowdoin it for the one-time gig of meet- program’s lowest ratings since Builds our Nation,” highlights
diploma, and the second, on ing more people that were local returning to television in 2011. the contributions that immi-
June 22, to collect her sash and to Maine while I was in school Following continued criticism grants, refugees and asylum
crown as Miss Maine 2019 at here, and it has blossomed into of recent reforms, Carlson re- seekers have made to Maine
the Freeport Arts Center. this amazing launching pad for signed as CEO this June. communities.
Brady, a native of Philadel- my career.” The changes to Miss Ameri- When she’s not fulfilling
phia, became the first African Brady’s barrier-breaking ca, however, align with Brady’s her Miss Maine duties, Brady
American to be crowned Miss title comes amidst a turbulent understanding of fellow com- is working as an AmeriCorps
Maine in the pageant’s 84-year year for the Miss America petitors and the way they are volunteer at Howard C. Reiche
history. She will compete in competition, as the show at- perceived. Elementary School in Port-
the Miss America competition tempts to carve out a place for “So many of our young land.
in December. itself in a cultural landscape women are doctors, scientists, Brady said that her tour of
The significance of her title that has come to question the college professors, leaders, and the state has changed her per-
was not lost on Brady. standards of beauty, femininity they have so many aspirations spective of Maine as a whole
“I hold the title in a state and gender identity. that a lot of our world leaders and clarified her role as its
that’s about five percent Af- After leaked misogynistic had 30 or 40 years ago when representative.
rican American, if that,” said emails in December 2017 led they were our age,” Brady said. “We are huge by geographic
Brady. “I think it really shows to the resignation of Sam Has- “I think that a lot of [the] pag- standards but rather small in
that we’re moving toward a kell, the pageant’s then CEO, eant stigma just comes from terms of population,” Brady
more diverse and inclusive Gretchen Carlson became the unawareness and not really said. “A lot of parts of Maine
standard of beauty, which is first female and former contes- knowing what we associate feel a bit neglected so having
amazing, and I just feel so for- tant to head the competition. with the pageant industry. Miss Maine be a part of every
tunate to be able to represent Carlson spearheaded a con- The Miss America pageant, in corner of the state and take
that.” troversial effort to rebrand it particular, is making sure that part in meeting all of the peo-
A newcomer to the pageant as “Miss America 2.0,” which we are more than just a pretty ple and representing the state
scene, Brady began compet- included renaming the event face.” as a whole seems to be really
ing in Miss America pageants as a “competition” rather than Most importantly, Brady special for them.”
during her sophomore year at a “pageant” and referring to said, is that Miss America still Brady will compete for the
Bowdoin after a former con- participants as “candidates” provides women with a plat- Miss America crown Decem- COURTESY OF SUSAN COSTA PHOTOGRAPHY
testant noticed her violin skills rather than “contestants,” as form to help others. ber 19 in Uncasville, Conn. FROM CAP TO CROWN: Carolyn Brady ‘19 celebrates winning Miss Maine
during a Bowdoin Symphony well as dropping the infamous Brady has spent the sum- The program will be broadcast this past June, shortly after earning her diploma from Bowdoin in May.
Orchestra performance. This swimsuit competition. mer since her coronation live on NBC.
Friday, September 6, 2019 7

A ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

COURTESY OF TIMOTHY KURATEK/CBS


FABULOUS IN FIJI: Alana Morrison ’20 was cast for the first American season of the CBS show and spent several weeks of her summer on a villa with other contestants. On campus she performs original songs and studies Africana Studies.

Alana Morrison ’20 dazzles on ‘Love Island USA’


ing, because now you have, la in Fiji with a bunch of hot for something, because thank- hanna it. I truly think there’s an accident. I think because I
by Emily Cohen what, 47,000 followers? So guys. fully, I get booked for things— nothing that I can’t do, so I believed in it, and I believed in
Orient Staff it seems like Instagram was Q: And try to find love? I’m going to be in class. I’m wanna do it. I don’t know how what I want to do for my future,
Before this summer, Alana really important before the A: Right? Clearly everyone trying to do all my classes on it’s gonna happen, but I’m that came along.
Morrison ’20 was known to show and it still is. knows from the show, I was Monday and Wednesday, so gonna do it. Even musically, I think
the Bowdoin community as a A: It’s something I’m real- introducing myself like, love that Tuesday, Thursday, Fri- Q: Is there anything else about it. One day, I do want
singer; she released her first ly learning how to work be- here [at Bowdoin] is not work- day, Saturday, Sunday, I could you want Bowdoin students to to perform for thousands of
EP “Oh Boy” last fall and has cause Instagram, truly, it’s a ing for me. You get exposure, keep that clear. So that if I do know? people. I want to sell out are-
performed around campus job. There’s so much money you can get just a fun new ex- need to leave campus for a A: I think I would want peo- nas. But, you know, it’s funny.
several times. This summer, to be made on Instagram, it’s perience, like a free trip [and booking, I try to make sure ple to know, I got more stuff on You got to start somewhere.
however, Morrison had her actually ridiculous. I’ve hung then on] top of that you might I’m being booked so it hap- the way. Keep looking out for So even when I was doing
network-television debut on out with girls who have over really fall for somebody or pens toward the weekend. I’m me, because this is not the last performances on campus, in
the U.S. version of the U.K. 100,000, 200,000 followers. somebody falls for you. This trying to just keep my sched- you’ll see of me. And I would my head when I’m perform-
hit, “Love Island USA.” The They get paid to afford their actually could work. So there ule as free as possible. also like to send the message ing, I’d pretend it’s thousands
Orient sat down with Mor- apartments and they get paid was just so much possibility in Q: What are you doing at [that] I’m no different than of people. And you just keep
rison (before she jetted off to to go on trips, take photos. it. I said, “Why not?” New York Fashion Week? anybody else. When I say I’m doing that until one day, it’s
New York Fashion Week) to They get paid over $1,000 Q: And you might get A: I’m walking for two de- no different than anybody else, gonna be thousands of people.
ask about Love Island and just [to] post a photo with a $50,000. signers, and then I got invit- if there’s anything you genuine- But then I’m gonna remember
being back at Bowdoin for her gadget; it’s really crazy. A: That too. You know, it’s ed to some red-carpet events ly want to do, nothing’s too big back to when I had a room
senior year. Q: Have you been offered funny. I always forget about and stuff. And that’s different and nothing’s too small. If you full of people, just one room,
any of those deals? that part. I really do. Luckily, because I’ve never done a red just believe it could happen, it’ll and see that progress. Really
The Bowdoin Orient: My A: Yes, I actually have. I didn’t go up there for the carpet before. So it’s my very find a way to happen. And in believe in yourself and use the
first question is, how did you Q: Have you done them? money because I would have first red carpet. I hope it’s the terms of the show, yes, it came resources that you have now.
get on Love Island? Did you A: Yes, actually I have be- been very disappointed. You first of many. I’m also excited across me by accident. Really. Nothing is too little and noth-
apply? cause I’m trying to build my thought I was sad leaving? If to see other celebrities I might Like, that’s not anything I went ing is too big for you. That’s
Alana: I didn’t apply. I was page up even more. I’m still I went in with that as my mo- be able to run into. “out for. But I don’t think it was what I’m going to say.
doing my semester abroad at trying to work on my career. tive, oh, I’d be heartbroken. But now that the opportu-
Wesleyan, and I just said, let Q: While you’ve been at Q: Did you ever consider nity is there, it also puts me in
me take my Instagram more Bowdoin, you’ve released an not coming back to Bowdoin? another light where I can open
seriously because I just never EP and you’ve done perfor- A: That was never an op- up another avenue for myself
posted. So I got really cute mances, so you’ve really tried tion. I was always going to to show that, hey, I have other
one day and posted a picture. to keep that going, despite come back to Bowdoin be- things that I can do that may
Then I kept doing that, and the fact that you’re in Maine. cause I have a year left. In not be broadcasted because
just nine more months, I’ll the music people can hear and
I wanna do it all. I wanna Jennifer get my degree. I’m going to
get this degree. But also, in
people can watch performanc-
es. But now, modeling-wise, [I
Lopez it. I wanna Ariana Grande it. media, they actually like when started that] before I even went
I wanna Rihanna it ... I don’t know you have a degree, especially
agencies, commercial agen-
to college, so you’d only know
if you know me. So now I feel
how it’s gonna happen, but I’m cies [and] modeling agencies. like I’m reintroducing myself.
gonna do it. They like to know that you’re It’s kinda like Bowdoin when
thinking [and that] your brain they got to see the music. You
–Alana Morrison ’20 is working. Also I think hav- guys are really exclusive be-
ing a degree from Bowdoin, it cause, worldwide, people don’t
I end up just getting the DM Going on Love Island, was lets people know that you’re know I do music or they’ve not
one day, and it was one of the that another way to try to get not to be messed with because really heard my stuff. So it’s
casting producers. He asked, your name out there? you can handle yourself busi- funny. It’s like I’m now rein-
“Would you like to be part of A: I think everyone knows ness-wise. They can’t pull it troducing myself through TV,
this reality TV show?” I was that, going on a show, you’re over you. and through modeling; now it
just like, “Oh, you guys are going to get exposure. But Q: How are you going to can be really official because I
trying to kidnap me. This is also I went because it’s a balance Bowdoin and what have a platform for people to
fake.” And he said, “No, this new experience. Like, why you’re doing on the weekends? see.
is real. Just take the phone wouldn’t you take the experi- Like this weekend, I know Q: And music is still the
call and we can move forward ence? I think, also, it wasn’t a you’re going to Fashion Week end goal?
from there.” And then I real- hard question whether or not in New York. A: I wanna do it all. I wan- COURTESY OF TIMOTHY KURATEK/CBS
ized that this was real. [to do] when they’re telling A: Well, now, what I’m go- na Jennifer Lopez it. I wanna STRIKE A POSE: Morrison has taken up modeling again after her time on
Q: That’s really interest- you you’re gonna go to a vil- ing to do—if I’m not booked Ariana Grande it. I wanna Ri- “Love Island,” and she will be walking at New York Fashion Week.
8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, September 6, 2019

Museum of Art Curator departs for Harvard


In his new position, Homann when curators can provide their
by Diego Laserte will oversee the Harvard Art take on things, but what I love is
Orient Staff
Museums’ extensive collection that Joachim opened us up. That
This summer Joachim Ho- of drawings and will specifically quality of engaging conversation
mann, the curator of the Bowdoin curate a recent donation of over has been one of the hallmarks
College Museum of Art (BCMA), 300 Dutch, Flemish and Neth- that distinguished Joachim’s
left the College to join the staff erlandish drawings by collector time here.”
of Harvard Art Museums as the George S. Abrams. They added that they be-
Maida and George Abrams Cura- One of his most memorable lieved his new position at a
tor of Drawings. He was the head exhibits was the simply-titled university museum such as Har-
curator of the BCMA from 2010 “Why Draw?” a wide-ranging vard’s would highlight BCMA’s
until his departure. investigation into the large scope prestigious reputation and bring
While in his position at Bow- of contemporary drawings, the more attention to its extensive
doin, Homann focused on a wide exhibit showcased works by and unique collections. Frank
breadth of subjects. Some recent- Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Goodyear described BCMA as a
ly curated exhibits included a and even a seven-foot tall por- perfect springboard for passion-
celebration of the centennial of trait of Pharrell Williams. ate and creative curators.
the founding of the German art Co-directors of the museum “This museum has been rec-
school the Bauhaus, an exhibit Anne and Frank Goodyear, ognized as a place of extraordi-
featuring nocturnal landscapes thanked Hohmann for his time nary excellence for a long time,
in American art and an exhibit at Bowdoin and wished him well but it’s a smaller museum and
highlighting the work of paint- in his future endeavors. Anne we like to say we punch above
ers such as Maurice Pendergast, Goodyear lauded Homann for our weight, so it’s not surprising
Richard Tuttle and Hendrick his open, inquisitive and occa- to see somebody of Joachim’s
Goltzius. He also published five sionally unorthodox curatorial exceptional scholarly back-
catalogs during his tenure. style, demonstrated in exhibits ground come here, do ambitious
Before assuming his posi- like “Why Draw?” projects, realize these significant
tion at Bowdoin, Homann was “I think it’s wonderful to cre- publications, foster these part-
the curator of exhibitions and ate a drawings catalog oriented nerships and then [appear] on COPYRIGHT DENNIS GRIGGS/TANNERY HILL STUDIOS
lecturer in art history at the around the question: ‘Why the radar of the larger, wider A SMALL SCHOOL IN CAMBRIDGE: Former BCMA Curator Joachim Homann played an integral role in shaping
University of Texas at El Paso, as Draw?’ Rather than [taking the] world.” exhibits over the past decade. Homann is contiuning his curatorial work at the Harvard Art Museums this year.
well as the curator of the Picker approach that Joachim had all Many of Homann’s respon- co-curated the exhibition “Fash- Humphrey ’14 and Andrew W. dent body and faculty.
Art Gallery of Colgate Universi- the answers, it’s quite the oppo- sibilities will be shouldered by ioning Modernity” that was on Mellon Post Doctoral Curatorial “I am excited to bring togeth-
ty. He was a graduate curatorial site; he [took] a strategy where Alisson Martino, a postdoctoral view at the Museum’s Becker Fellow Sean Burrus. er my areas of interest to sup-
fellow at the Busch-Reisinger he’s asking a question and there- curatorial fellow at the Museum. Gallery last spring. This year, she will be working port projects at the BCMA and
Museum at Harvard, a subsec- by inviting other people to ask Martino was the Andrew W. She will be joining two other on various curatorial projects as look forward to working with
tion of the larger Harvard Art questions.” Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in members of the curatorial team: well as finding new ways for the faculty, students and the com-
Museum. She added: “It is very lovely Africana Studies last year and Curatorial Assistant Elizabeth Museum to engage with the stu- munity this year,” said Martino.

Exhibition displays works from Museum’s permanent collection


templative, hypnotic installa- these works of art to personal es irreverently and eclectically museum’s collection. One such governance, identity, war and
by Brianna Cunliffe tions. There is an enormous meaning. Essays accompany- with geopolitics through over- piece is Benny Andrews’ “Mrs. poverty by the works in this
Orient Staff effort to explore the intercon- ing the works do not only illu- sized toy robots and enormous Viola Andrews—My Mother,” exhibit are complemented and
Celebrating the 125th anni- nectedness of seemingly dispa- minate technical or historical maps. In Yukinori Yanagi’s a mixed-media portrait of his counterbalanced by bursts of
versary of the Bowdoin Col- rate art-makers and the ongo- significance, but draw connec- “Loves Me, Loves Me Not,” mother as a cotton-picker. humor and whimsy, a touch
lege Museum of Art (BCMA), ing nature of all these ancient, tions that incorporate an emo- repetitions of the sing-song “It reflects on an African that Homann values greatly.
the contemporary exhibit “Art urgent conversations. tional meaning to the work. children’s game Refrain take American experience that’s “Emotionally, the spectrum
Purposes: Object Lessons for For former BCMA Curator No work featured in “Art on a new meaning, printed typical for the American South of these works is fantastic,” he
the Liberal Arts” is all about Joachim Homann, exhibitions Purposes” predates the 1970s, in 14 languages on a carpeted from an inside perspective. said.
fresh perspectives and the un- like “Art Purposes” reinforce though some have not seen the backdrop of red chrysanthe- In American museums, that Audio essays allow wanderers
finished business of creation. the connection between the light of day since their acquisi- mums that evoke questions of is still incredibly rare. People to immerse themselves in these
The exhibition displays no- BCMA and the College. tion. Many of these items con- Japanese national identity and struggle because museums are conversations. Homann hopes
table works from the Museum’s “To think about art as sep- front the idea of what belongs wartime occupations. often seen as white spaces, and its questions stay with visitors
permanent collection. It takes arate from life—it’s something in a museum and bring into The exhibition is centered artists of color who are placing on their journey through the
its name and ethos from the that kind of feels threatening question how those decisions on different “purposes”—Mak- their work in these collections rest of the museum.
dedication inscribed under the and lifeless,” said Homann. are rendered and by whom. ing, Exhibiting, Collecting, often feel that they have to “Think about how artists
museum’s grandiose rotunda, “It’s a blessing to have a space According to Homann, Observing and Representing. insert themselves into a tra- have questioned the traditions
demanding that the building that’s dedicated solely to ar- the Museum’s collection was This means that there are ditionally white space,” said of art making, of gold frames,”
be used “solely for art purpos- tistic pursuits, but there’s also governed by a more conser- many pieces that diverge from Homann. said Homann. “Think about
es.” always the danger of losing vative perspective for much the norm in terms of medium, The heavy and challenging the long-term trajectories of
Visitors enter the exhibition connections with the commu- of its history. However, recent theme and artist. questions asked about race, art making.”
through a gateway of brightly nity around it.” acquisitions have begun to In addition to aesthetically
colored papers, Jenny Holzer’s Homann and the BCMA change this norm, including unconventional pieces, the
SEE IT YOURSELF
“Inflammatory Essays,” and seek to strengthen exhibitions two large-scale works included exhibition highlights artists “Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts” will be on display
their overwhelming gaudiness by working collaboratively in the exhibit. Guillaume Bijl’s from demographics underrep- through November 10 in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
quickly gives way to more con- with the community to attach “Composition Trouvée” engag- resented in older parts of the

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


FOR THE LOVE OF ART: “Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts” showcases a diverse collection of artwork meant to reinforce values of community and personal meaning.
Friday, September 6, 2019 9

S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
REEL
POLAR BEARS
WEATHER THE
STORM:
The field hockey team
opened its campaign
with a win against the
University of New England
(UNE) in Biddeford this
past Wednesday. Emma
Stevens ’20 opened her
scoring account with
two goals against the
Nor’easters, and Elle Brine
’20 added two assists in
a convincing 4-0 victory.
Despite UNE dominating
the penalty corner
advantage for most of
the game, the Polar Bears
carried a 1-0 lead into the
second half before pulling
away with two quick third-
quarter goals from Stevens.

LIGHTNING STRIKES
TWICE AGAINST
LAUREN CAFFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT NOR’EASTERS:
The men’s soccer team

With football team under also shut out the University


of New England with a
convincing 3-0 victory on
Wednesday. In control

new leadership, September throughout most of the


game, the Polar Bears
maintained a 15-8 shot

is the time to believe advantage and scored


once on either side of
halftime before adding
a third goal to seal the
For a little insight into the un- College in 2018, McCrum never
More Than game with 15 minutes to
certainties that linger over this really found his stuff in Bruns-
go. Chris Kingston ’22 had
A Game coming season, let’s peruse some wick. He ended the season with
an impressive six saves to
by Ian Ward numbers. the worst passer rating of any
The first is 17. That’s how many starting quarterback in the NES-
maintain the shutout.
Football has returned to Bruns- practices Hammer and his staff will CAC (85.6), and he threw more
wick, and that means only one have had between the beginning than twice as many interceptions
thing. of pre-season training on August (17) as touchdowns (eight). A MAMMOTH
It’s Hammer Time. 24 and the season opener against Richam had a breakout—but OCCASION:
Let’s all get up to speed. After Hamilton on September 14. Ham- broken—junior season. He aver- On Saturday, a trio of
using the first three quarters of last mer hails from the mythical land aged 131 yards per game and set Bowdoin teams will travel
season to extend its losing streak of Spring Football—no such luck the single-game rushing record to Amherst to open their
to a record-setting 24 games, J.B. at Bowdoin. Whether 17 practices with a 288-yard effort against NESCAC campaigns.
Wells’s Polar Bears managed to will suffice for Hammer to make Middlebury. But a nagging toe The men’s soccer, women’s
eke out one dramatic victory over any substantive changes remains injury sidelined him for all but soccer and field hockey
Bates in the second-to-last game unclear. What is clear is that the four measly games. Multiply Ri- MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
teams will make the trek
of the season. It was at night, un- learning curve will be steep. cham’s 2018 number by two and... down south to take on the
LEAP OF FAITH: The Polar Bears will rely on the expertise of new Head
der the lights. It was, at least in this The second uncertainty also has yeesh. Coach B.J. Hammer to turn around a disappointing run. . Mammoths. Both soccer
writer’s mind, an exceedingly good to do with some basic arithmetic. Millet, who led the team in teams will be looking to
time. Last season, Bowdoin’s offensive yards in the air and scoring in Joe Gowetski—remains the Polar much patience for it. redeem themselves after
But apparently three wins in averaged 13.5 points-per-game 2018, also missed two crucial Bears’ best chance at produc- “I’ve done this at a high level, losses to Amherst last
four seasons just doesn’t cut it for (last in the league), and its defense games with an injury. With Mc- ing these critical negative plays. [and] I’ve tried to win a national season, while field hockey
the higher-ups in Athletics, and averaged 34.2 points-per-game Crum in full form and Richam Gowetski is a Division I talent title. I think they need to prove it to looks to continue their
Wells was sent packing in Novem- against (second highest in the and Millet healthy, expect those playing Division III ball, an under- us,” said Hammer. “I’ve won. They winning streak after beating
ber with a 3-31 record to his name. league). If the White and Black offensive numbers to go north. stated but authoritative leader and haven’t. There’s no time for that. I the Mammoths 6-2 last
Enter, with appropriate fanfare, an all-around class act. In 2018, know that sounds harsh, but that’s season.
B.J. Hammer. The 41-year-old In- Whether 17 practices will suffice for he led the team with tackles per the reality of it.”
diana native made his name as the game (8.1) and sacks (only 2). That You can’t be denied what you
head coach at Allegheny College Hammer to make any substantive second number will need to go up, don’t ask for, after all. But I doubt 23 AND ME:
in Pennsylvania, where he trans- changes remains unclear. What is clear but the fact remains: the success of that “trust” is the right word for The volleyball team broke
formed an uninspiring 1-9 team of Bowdoin defense will ride on us- what Hammer is expecting of his into the top 25 in this year’s
Gators team into a respectable 6-4
is that the learning curve will be steep. ing Gowetski often and effectively. players. Trust is the product of a annual American Volleyball
program in just three short years. Yet, the most critical question reciprocal exchange, the fruit of an Coaches Association’s
Sound familiar? want to put some more ticks in As for defense, it’s a numbers mark resists easy quantification. extended mutuality; it is earned, Preseason Poll, earning
The wager is that he can work the win column, the team must— game as well. Wells arrived at Bowdoin in 2015 not solicited. Allegiance or loyalty 23rd in the national ranking.
his magic again, this time up bear with me—score more and be “If you can create a negative preaching what every coach in seemingly comes closer to Ham- Following last season’s
north. To that end, Hammer has scored on less. play on a drive, the chances of you America preaches come Septem- mer’s demand. NESCAC championship-
enlisted some of his compatriots And that will take improve- reducing their scoring are much ber: commitment to culture, or Except we have a better word winning season and
from Allegheny: Braden Layer ment on both sides of the ball. In higher,” said Hammer in a recent what industry-types and their for this type of covenant, of de- subsequent NCAA
as the new offensive coordinator 2018, Bowdoin offense was eighth interview. “If you have no negative spiritual cousin, the corporate votion freely given despite the tournament run, where the
and Matt Cochran as the offensive out of the 10 NESCAC teams in plays, [your opponent] is going to manager, call “buy in.” But after uncertain promise of a future Polar Bears were knocked
line coach. Hammer, named a total offense, eighth in first downs, score 80 to 90 percent of the time. 31 losses, Wells left asking a ques- return—“the assurance of things out by Babson in the Sweet
finalist for the American Football 10th in third-down conversions If you get one negative play, espe- tion that had irked him his entire hoped for, the conviction of things Sixteen, Bowdoin returns
Coaches Association (AFCA) Di- and 10th in red-zone offense. In cially on a first down, that reduces tenure: how does a coach create a not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). having graduated only
vision III Coordinator of the Year other words, eh. the chance to 50 percent.” culture if he can’t earn the trust of That word is “faith,” and with three seniors. The team,
Award in 2014, will coordinate the Hope for a turnaround lies with That’s much-needed news for his players? Hammer, it’s a faith lifted from the led by the same core group
defense. the offensive triad of quarterback a Bowdoin defense that ranked When I asked Hammer that pages of the Old Testament rather of players, will look to
There you have it: new coaches, Austin McCrum ’21, running back seventh and eight respectively in very same question—how a new than the New. replicate last year’s historic
new season, new prospects. Nate Richam-Odoi ’20, and tight interceptions and sacks and sec- coach should earn the trust of A fresh season makes true be- success.
If only it were that simple. In end Bo Millet ’21. Fresh off trans- ond in penalties in 2018. players he didn’t recruit and has lievers of us all. Come along for
football, it rarely is. ferring from Division I Lafayette One man—senior linebacker never coached—he didn’t have the ride. COMPILED BY DYLAN SLOAN
10 SPORTS Friday, September 6, 2019

Athletic department adjusts to hiring spree


approach to teaching and sup- the coaches for the men’s and sidering potential candidates. agement as well. On May 21, any concern that this coming
by Dylan Sloan porting members of our teams,” women’s track team was also “The first thing we look for the College announced that year would be a “rebuilding”
Orient Staff wrote Ryan. “I think everyone in adjusted over the summer. Such is someone who values the ac- Katie Greene would be joining or “transition” year for any
The Bowdoin College De- our department will benefit from a large cohort of new coaches is ademic experience of our stu- the athletic department as the particular team. Rather, they
partment of Athletics is be- the energy and experience our largely unprecedented in recent dents and has an interest and assistant athletic director for described the opposite—a
ginning the fall season with new coaches will be able to share years at Bowdoin. the ability to work with high operations. Greene has served widespread sense of optimism
a wide array of fresh faces on with their new colleagues.” Ryan said that while this achieving students,” wrote in both coaching and admin- and excitement within the
the coaching staff of 11 teams. Since last year, there have degree of change in person- Ryan. “We work to understand istrative positions at a number department and high expecta-
In an email to the Orient, been head coaching changes nel is uncommon, it was not a a candidate’s approach to cul- of academic institutions, in- tions for this year’s teams.
Ashmead White Director of for the women’s tennis, men’s product of any general dissatis- tivating positive team culture, cluding New England College Only time will tell if the
Athletics Tim Ryan conveyed golf, men’s and women’s squash faction with the department; it developing leadership skills and Brown University. new figures in the department
his excitement about what the and football teams. New assis- was simply a coincidence that and managing the day to day Ryan noted that in the past, can hold up to these expec-
new hires could contribute to tant coaches were hired for the so many coaches left the Col- operations of a successful pro- it had taken about a year for tations. Look towards season
the Department. men’s lacrosse, men’s hockey, lege around the same time. He gram.” new coaches to fully acclimate openers for men’s golf, foot-
“With several new coaches on football, men’s and women’s made it clear that despite the Beyond coaching positions, to a new team. Nevertheless, ball and women’s tennis over
staff we will devote additional swimming, women’s soccer diverse backgrounds of the new the athletic department has neither he nor Assistant Ath- the next three Saturdays, re-
time to making sure our new staff and men’s and women’s squash coaches, the Department prior- seen some reorganization in letic Director for Sports Infor- spectively, to see the new head
members are well versed in our teams. The organization of itized certain values when con- the upper levels of its man- mation Jim Caton expressed coaches in action.

Men’s soccer prepares for Amherst rematch


when describing Amherst. is dependent on us being able to season. Adjusting to the grad- Harry Cooper, Dylan Reid and feating Bowdoin in the NESCAC
by Sebastian de Lasa “It really is trial by fire, espe- play our style and not have them uation of multiple key players, Matt Uek were named by the tournament “should have been
Orient Staff cially for the first years coming dictate the game,” said Miller. including All-American cen- captains as potential breakout us.” The team is staring down an
This Saturday, the men’s soc- in having not played a NESCAC The captains all highlighted ter-back Moctar Niang ’19, will stars this season and will be opening matchup against one of
cer team will face its longtime game,” said captain Justin Miller the importance the younger, less be a significant challenge for the players to watch this weekend. their most daunting opponents,
Achilles’ heel, Amherst. Bowdo- ’20. “They come in and are in- experienced players will have, Bowdoin squad, but there are Captain Jason Oliver ’20 fully aware of its unfortunate re-
in has not beaten Amherst since stantly thrown in there … hav- both in the matchup against quality players waiting in the spoke bluntly when he said that cord, yet wholly confident in its
2014, when the Polar Bears beat ing them be able to have compo- Amherst and throughout the wings to break out. Sophomores Amherst celebrating after de- ability to overcome.
the Mammoths in penalty kicks sure and not get flustered when
in the NESCAC championship. they have four Amherst guys
Before this, Bowdoin’s last win who are all 6 feet tall running at
against Amherst was in 2010. them full speed [is vital.]”
No team in the last 18 years has “[Playing such a physical
eliminated Bowdoin from the team,] you need to be ready and
NESCAC tournament more mentally prepared to think out
times than Amherst, including everything you’re going to do,”
a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in last Miller continued. “Every pass,
year’s tournament. every tackle, needs to be com-
But these losses were, by and pleted with a lot of meaning and
large, close and often decided investment.”
by a single goal. Many on the But, as captain Max McPher-
Bowdoin team knew that after ron ’21 conceded, Amherst has
the loss in the NESCAC tourna- recruited more technically gift-
ment, it could have easily been ed players recently, as opposed
Bowdoin celebrating instead of to the tall and physical players
Amherst. As Head Coach Scott they historically have pursued.
Wiercinski explained to the Ori- This could change Amherst’s
ent, while there were positives to style of play. As Amherst’s first
be taken away from that game, NESCAC matchup of the sea-
losses are always hard to swallow. son, the Polar Bears will be the
“We were either one mistake first test for the Mammoths’ new
away from losing the game, or class of recruits.
one good play away from win- Last year’s tournament defeat
ning the game,” Wiercinski said. is a relatively fresh wound for the
“So [a 1-0 loss] can be encourag- team, but the Polar Bears’ cap-
ing in a lot of ways, but losing a tains remain optimistic. They’re
game is never satisfying. It keeps confident not only that Bowdoin
you hungry to come back and to has every opportunity to win this
try to get better.” game, but also that Bowdoin is a
The Amherst men’s soc- better team than Amherst.
cer team has been known to “We’re definitely a more tech-
play rough, brutish soccer— nical team than Amherst despite COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
Wiercinski and all three captains them recruiting more technical JUST OUT OF REACH: Moctar Niang ’19 battles for a loose ball during last season’s 1-0 regular-season loss to Amherst. The men’s soccer team will seek to
mentioned the word “physical” players, so the result of the game beat the Mammoths on Saturday after an long string of losses.

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11 Friday, September 6, 2019

O OPINION
The ‘living rooms’ of campus
Congratulations to everyone for making it through the first week of
classes. It’s finally the weekend! Tonight, hundreds of students—predomi-
nantly first years and sophomores—will descend upon the College Houses.
And tomorrow, it will happen again.
To those first-year students planning on attending house crawl: this may
be your first time drinking. Or maybe you won’t drink this weekend, this
year or ever. Regardless of your choices, you will see in these two days
the nature of the College House party: eclectic dancing, suspiciously sticky
floors and speakers blasting “Mr. Brightside.”
At these events, like the many others that you may attend during the
next four years, the tenets of Bowdoin’s social norms remain: respect your-
self and others, be aware of the impact of your actions and look out for
one another. As you’ve learned during orientation, the first few months of
school are the most common times for sexual assault and misuse of alcohol
to occur.
For students who were transported in years past, what remained from
house crawl were not fond memories of a great first weekend, but a letter
home and a bill to pay. In addition, the new friends who aided in their care
may have spent the night anxious about their well-being. This is not to
scare you, but rather to remind you that there are consequences for your
actions.
Those of us on the Editorial Board distinctly remember events from
house crawl during our first years. At Bowdoin, party life is neither isolat-
ed nor anonymous. Our friends remember our actions during these first
nights out—even the friends we had yet to make. SARA CAPLAN
Consider too, how you can leave a positive impact on those around you:

Misclassified workers show


intervene in a potentially unsafe situation; call a Safe Ride for a new friend
in need of support; open up your dance circle to someone to ensure that
they feel included; be an active bystander; simply ask if someone is doing
OK.

why Bowdoin has to do better


To everyone else: be aware of the power that you have as an older student.
Many of you serve in leadership roles as residential life staff, Peer Health
advocates, orientation trip leaders and TAs, to name a few. First years look
up to you and may feel more easily pressured by you. What may appear as a
fun invitation may sound to a younger student like a challenge to prove that
they are “cool enough.” Be careful not to put someone in that position; as an ing to the College, its compensation pro- but are also empowered to speak up
older student, you have a responsibility in shaping our community. Younger by Diego Grossmann gram “sets Bowdoin apart among Maine against illegal practices and conditions in
students will follow your lead. and Benjamin Ray employers.” They dismiss a $15 starting an at-will state. Our current building stan-
Op-Ed Contributors
At the same time, be sure to have fun. Enjoy coming back to old friends wage as a baseline for communities such dards do nothing to guarantee that these
and discovering new ones. Tuesday at convocation, President Clayton Rose This past year, the Bowdoin Labor as “New York City, San Francisco, and Se- conditions are met, and hiring union
said “tomorrow, college begins.” To that, we reply, “tonight, college begins.” Alliance (BLA) exposed the vast distance attle.” Yet, down the road, Brunswick and would ensure that they are.
between low-wage workers at the College Mt. Ararat high schools pay cleaning staff Bowdoin’s plan to spend $153 million
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial and an administration indifferent to their starting—not average—wages of $21.32 on capital projects from fiscal year 2017
board, which is composed of Emily Cohen, Brianna Cunliffe, Roither Gonzales, needs. Leadership at the College prior- and $17.90, respectively. to fiscal year 2022 involves numerous
Rohini Kurup, Alyce McFadden, Nina McKay, Danielle Quezada, Reuben Schafir itizes the financial bottom line over its While Bowdoin has yet to recognize subcontractors, which means that the po-
and Jaret Skonieczny. obligation to our community members, the need for a living wage, issues of labor tential for unfair and illegal labor practic-
even when we, as a wealthy liberal arts and inequity exist throughout our campus es persists. While our extensive building
college and “non-profit,” have the luxury and community. This summer, the New guidelines emphasize “sustainability,” they
of making financial decisions that reflect England Regional Council of Carpenters fail to even mention the health and safety
our core values. BLA, a coalition of Bow- notified BLA and the Maine Depart- of the workers who show up faithfully for
doin workers, students and community ment of Labor that Timberland Drywall, months on end to build and care for our
members, was established to call upon the a subcontractor for the new Park Row spaces. Bowdoin will only demonstrate
ESTABLISHED 1871 College to implement a living wage for all Apartments, has been misclassifying its a true commitment to “sustainability”
employees and commit to maintaining a construction workers and consequently when it considers a safe, fair and equitable
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 safe, fair and equitable workplace. committing tax fraud. The $15.25 million workplace an essential component of sus-
Our “Rally For A Living Wage” in May allocated to this luxury upper-classmen tainable development. Green jobs should
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information was viewed by thousands and given sig- housing project certainly should not rest be good jobs, too.
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, nificant coverage in the local press. Hun- on illegal practices of tax fraud and mis- Further, as exemplified by the Wes-
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in dreds of Bowdoin community members classification to meet unrealistic goals of leyan Student Assembly, the Bowdoin
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse also wore ribbons in solidarity during timing, scale and expense. Student Government should immediately
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. graduation. These actions, along with an The misclassification of workers as pass a resolution calling on the College to
Orient report detailing the misclassifica- “independent contractors” rather than hire unionized, non-exploitative and legal
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden tion of cleaning staff, ultimately resulted employees allows companies to shirk their labor for all upcoming campus construc-
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief in our lowest-paid workers receiving a responsibility to pay taxes that reflect their tion. The well-being of all workers on our
meager raise; while cleaning staff at the size and shift the costs of health insurance campus should be of the utmost concern
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor starting wage saw an increase of nearly a and workplace injuries onto individu- to representatives of our student body, es-
Steven Xu Maia Coleman Andrew Bastone dollar, many who have served the college als. Every time a cheating contractor is pecially as we enter an academic year with
Anna Fauver Aura Carlson for years, even decades, only saw raises of awarded a project, a legitimate company issues of labor at the forefront.
Photo Editor Roither Gonzales three percent or less. Even after a lifetime and their employees pay the price. This As students, we should use our institu-
Ann Basu Rohini Kurup Features Editor of work, many low-wage workers on our effect is multiplied by the loss of tax rev- tional power to demand that Bowdoin do
Mindy Leder Nina McKay Emma Sorkin campus are disillusioned by a stagnant enue that would fund public goods such better. Whether it’s the misclassification of
Ian Ward compensation program that does not as police, firefighters, public schools and our own cleaning staff, or Bowdoin’s tacit
Layout Editor Sports Editor grow to reflect years of commitment. social security. approval of its subcontractors breaking
Executive Editor
Emma Bezilla Dylan Sloan This summer, a survey and numerous We demand that Bowdoin deeply state labor laws, it’s become clear that Bow-
Jaret Skonieczny Kate Lusignan conversations with workers revealed that scrutinize the workplace practices of the doin will only respond to pressure from us.
Ian Stewart Eliana Miller
A&E Editor some were content with the changes, yet companies it hires in the future, and call As we begin a new academic year, we must
Associate Editor Cole van Miltenburg many were disappointed they did not upon the College to commit to choosing all become aware of the inequities that exist
Data Desk Editor Kathryn McGinnis receive more and that wage compression union-protected companies—an estab- throughout our campus community and
Gwen Davidson Lucie Nolden persisted. Many workers are upset to see lished way to prevent a race to the bottom take advantage of our time as students to
Opinion Editor
Drew Macdonald Reuben Schafir Diego Lasarte
colleagues who have been here for six or by companies motivated to cut corners at move Bowdoin forward and not be com-
George Grimbilas (asst.) seven years making the same as new hires; workers’ expense. This would ensure that placent with the status quo.
Nimra Siddiqui (asst.) Head Copy Editor many are upset that they are still making workers are not only guaranteed good Diego Grossmann and Benjamin Ray
Senior News Reporter below the $15 we all hoped for. Accord-
Devin McKinney wages, benefits and strict safety standards, are members of the class of 2020.
Head Illustrator Nate DeMoranville
Sara Caplan Copy Editor Horace Wang
Sebastian de Lasa
Social Media Manager Dani Quezada Senior Sports Reporter
Ayub Tahlil Emily Staten Ella Chaffin QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 6
EVENT
Volunteer Fair
Local organization, student leader groups of the Joseph
McKeen Center of the Common Good will explain their
service work and give students an opportunity to get
involved.
Hyde Plaza. 11:30 a.m.

EVENT
Job Fair
The Office of Student Employment will present a variety of
on-campus employment opportunities.
David Saul Smith Union, 11:30 a.m.

EVENT
Fall Mainstage Show Auditions
Masque and Gown will hold auditions for its fall mainstage ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

production: The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel. Sign-up STOP AND SHOP: Students perused a variety of posters ranging from celebrities to spiritual mantras outside David Saul Smith Union Thursday
afternoon. Posters will be on sale today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hyde Plaza.
sheets are located in Memorial Hall. No experience or
preparation necessary to audition. There will be an additional
audition time Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
Room 601, Memorial Hall. 7 p.m.

EVENT
Food Truck Maineia
Local food trucks will serve free food such as pizza, poutine
MONDAY 9 WEDNESDAY 11
EVENT PERFORMANCE
and deep-fried cookies. Food trucks will also serve
food Saturday. Summer Funded Internship A Performance by Willie Thrasher and
Dudley Coe Quad. 10 p.m. Poster Exhibition Linda Saddleback
Students who received funded internships from Career Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher will perform alongside
Exploration and Development will present on their his partner Linda Saddleback for the College community. A
summer internships. former drummer for the Native rock band Cordells, Thrasher
David Saul Smith Union. 4 p.m. has written songs about the environment and his Native
American identity.

SATURDAY 7 Jack Magee’s Pub, David Saul Smith Union. 7 p.m.

FILM SCREENING
Mike Wallace Is Here
Frontier will screen the documentary film about the life and
career of reporter Mike Wallace, who gained prominence as
one of the original correspondents of CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
TUESDAY 10 THURSDAY 12
Tickets are available online. EVENT
Frontier. 3 p.m. Debate Night!: Chair of Student Affairs LECTURE
Candidates for the Bowdoin Student Government’s Chair Gallery Conversation: “Tracing History,
of Student Affairs will debate in the Pub on Tuesday night. Picturing the Nation”
Students will vote from September 11-13. Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Muther will discuss
Jack Magee’s Pub, David Saul Smith Union. 7 p.m. the Museum of Art’s most recent exhibit, “Art Purposes:
Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts.”

SUNDAY 8 EVENT
Meditation
Assistant Director of the Joseph McKeen Center of the
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Noon.

PERFORMANCE
EVENT Common Good Matt Gee will lead a meditation session. Gratitude Thursdays
Pronoun Button Making Room 302, the Peter Buck Center for Health and Students will have the chance to express gratitude in a group
Gender Matters will host an event for students to make Wellness. 5 p.m. setting and write letters in this event organized by Dean of
buttons that proclaim their pronouns. Snacks will be served. Students Kristina Bethea Odejimi.
24 College Garage. 8 p.m. Lamarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union. 4 p.m.

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Student Night Ensemble Fall Student
at the Museum Origo Activities Fair

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